[5/14/2016] Tomoyuki Sugano records third straight double-digit strikeout game

Tomoyuki Sugano recorded his third straight double-digit strikeout game on May 13 (12, 10, 10) and became the fourth player in franchise history to accomplish the feat. The other three: Kazumi Takahashi in 1972, Hiromi Makihara in 1986, and Hiroshi Kisanuki in 2003.

Atsushi Nomi set the Central League record for consecutive double-digit strikeout games with five in 2014. Hideo Nomo holds the NPB record with six in 1991.

Source: Sponichi 5/14/2016,

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